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Arthur covers manufacturing for BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.
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Economic Trends: Beyond workforce challenges, the one thing that’s certain...

As a general rule, uncertainty is not good for business, but for almost two years manufacturers have been getting a heavy dose of it...

Belief in the Foxconn project is at its lowest level yet...

The percentage of voters who expect Foxconn Technology Group’s Mount Pleasant plant to live up to the incentives being offered by Wisconsin reached its...
Harley-Davidson headquarters

Select shareholders could soon help pick Harley-Davidson’s board of directors

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. plans to allow certain shareholders to begin nominating candidates for its board of directors.

Cree Lighting to add jobs in Racine County with $8 million...

Cree Lighting plans to invest $8 million in its Racine County facility and potentially add 100 new manufacturing jobs.

OEMMCCO closing Kenosha facility, eliminating 49 jobs

Steel bushing and sleeve bearing manufacturer OEMMCCO Inc. plans to close its lone facility at 9606 58th Place in Kenosha.

Payroll exec allegedly embezzled $476,000 from home care facility in Glendale

A 38-year-old Milwaukee woman allegedly used her position at a Glendale home care facility to embezzle more than $476,000 from her former employer.

Turnover rates continue to increase, MRA survey finds

Employee turnover across four Midwestern states continued to increase in 2019, with the largest increase coming among production and maintenance employees, according to a new survey by Waukesha-based employer association MRA.
Economic indicators

Despite Q3 uptick, Wisconsin’s economic growth still among the slowest

Wisconsin’s real gross domestic product grew at a 1.5% annualized rate in the third quarter, an improvement from the 1.1% growth rate in the...

Income growth puts Wisconsin tax burden at lowest level since at...

Growth in personal income helped push the share of income Wisconsinites pay in state and local taxes down to 10.3%.
wisconsin exports

Wisconsin exports nearly flat in November, down 4.15% for year

November was the second best month of the year for Wisconsin exports in comparison to the state’s 2018 performance, but the value of exports was still down slightly year-over-year.

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